Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Driver Sustains Major Injuries in Rollover Accident

A Ford Explorer with a possible blown-out tire rolled over in Porterville, Tulare County, causing the driver to sustain major injuries.

According to reports, the unidentified male driver, from Porterville, was traveling southbound of Highway 65, south of Linda Vista Avenue, when he suddenly swerved to the left and rolled over while moving over the center median.

When officers arrived at the accident area, they saw the vehicle upright. They said the Explorer rolled over before it landed on its wheels.

The driver was unconscious when he was found and had to be extricated from the vehicle. He was rushed to Community Regional Medical Center to receive immediate treatment for head injuries.

Reports said evidence shows that one of the Explorer’s tires may have blown out.

This accident may have been caused by tire blowout. Other drivers may hopefully see the importance of checking their vehicle’s tires before they travel. Doing this precautionary action will not take much of their time, but will prevent the occurrence of accidents.